Lesson 4: Multimedia Accessibility


Electronic resources in the form of multimedia are often excellent avenues for delivering course content, relevant examples, and expert opinions. For the purpose of this course, multimedia includes video files, audio files, PowerPoint presentations, caption files, and any other file that portrays course content in form other than word processing documents.

Multimedia that is accessible to all students can easily be accomplished by keeping a few best practices in mind and learning important aspects of accessible videos. This lesson will share a few best practices and also excellent resources that can help to ensure that all videos files, audio files, and in particular PowerPoint presentations are accessible to all students.

In this lesson you will learn best practices for using multimedia in your course. You will also be exposed to multiple resources to assist you in making your multimedia resources available and accessible to all students. Finally, we will conclude this lesson by identifying an accessible video that is appropriate for use within your educational environment.


By the end of Lesson 4 participants will be able to:

  • Determine whether a video meets accessibility requirements
  • List fundamentals of accessible multimedia
  • Locate resources that can help ensure that multimedia files are accessible

Lesson Content

Lesson 4 is divided in the following three parts:

  • Part 1: Aspects of accessible videos
  • Part 2: Transcripts and captions
  • Part 3: Find and share an accessible video for your class

In the next lesson we will learn about the aspects of accessible videos.

To get started, select the Lesson 4.1 button below.